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As we approach a very solemn day marking ten years since the attacks of 9/11 2001 the victims' families are working to honor the legacies of their loved ones.
That -- produced some extraordinary heroes in this country including the passengers on board United Airlines flight 93 which crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Many of those courageous passengers including Mark Bingham rushed the cockpit.
In an effort to retake the plane from the hijackers.
And avert another targeted attack.
Joining us now from Washington is Mark Bingham whose mother Alice hoagland Alice I spoke to you in the weeks after 9/11 it it.
It seems so strange that it's been ten years since that day.
But your son -- was one of the heroes he's a big guy.
It it's quite plain that he was ready.
To try to take on those hijackers try to get control of that plane again.
Well mark had a lot of good talent in the back of that -- 757 he was a rugby players six foot -- -- when he.
Todd Beamer graduate with a high school mark did he was a basketball star.
Tom Burnett with a quarterback in college and Jeremy -- with -- a judo guy -- rugby player and they were all big guys.
They were all -- very familiar well it took to get out there on the field and compete.
So it was it was remarkable that they didn't let the time path then.
They seized the opportunity and they took a boat and they ran forward and faith and armed enemy he spoke to you that morning he was able to reach you by phone.
He did he called and spoke first to my sister -- happy and then to mean -- -- Mark Bingham.
I just want to tell you I love you it with his.
-- with the policy not to tell is mom when he was in dire danger that happened quite a bit.
And he didn't say -- just -- four people like to death before my if he didn't tell me that he and Tom Burnett Jeremy Glick and Todd Beamer and whoever else.
We're back -- hatching a plan and they forget it.
Rush the cockpit he didn't tell me that he.
That he only had fifteen minutes to live now in a wonderful what he did -- with I love you.
What a great gift from a son and I know that the gift.
I know that then that there was some question at that point -- as to what these guys were planning to do -- told all the passengers they atom bomb on board that thriving and that you felt it was important.
To let them know that other flights have already been hijacked and had already smashed into the the Twin Towers.
Let me play for our viewers your call to him that you -- You heard the mobile phone Portland awkward thing that we will let -- -- that you're gonna be that it didn't it didn't.
Hijacked by terrorists they are planning yeah.
We'll probably hear the plane hit the target to hit -- Fight on the ground I would think go ahead and do everything we can't overpowered them -- their -- -- -- me I'll.
You try to try to call me back -- you can.
The thinking is that that plane was headed for either the capitol building or the White House what have authorities told you.
About being on of the fight to retake flight 93.
We didn't know -- course where just playing with headed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted that.
Yeah had intended target was the capitol dome.
The authorities have shared the cockpit voice recording -- that we've been able to hear that voice that -- of those guys fighting just outside the cockpit door.
Dina -- told that -- with -- that started the -- In the cockpit in the cockpit if we don't get in there will die and it was wonderfully earmarked for -- -- -- and it was it was a remarkable there wasn't very much good news that came -- -- 9/11 that what happened aboard flight 93 America has every reason to be proud of.
-- some real heroes there I know that those those cockpit.
Voice recordings have never been officially released but you family members members were able to hear them.
Must be a tremendous.
Tremendous -- took comfort to know about the heroism.
Of your loved ones.
How little they will really.
Now -- over them so good to talk to again thank you.
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